2021-2022 Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition – Public Voting

Sixteen cartoons have been selected as finalists in the 2022 Ethics Cartooning Competition, an annual contest sponsored by the Morgridge Institute.

The competition encourages ethics conversations and deliberation among scientists conducting biomedical research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and affiliated biomedical research centers or institutes.

A panel of judges has chosen the following cartoons for display to the public. You can vote below and help determine the 2022 winners!

This year’s cartoons depict a variety of research ethics topics, such as the ethics of scientific funding and publishing, the moral status of brain organoids, the ethics of experimenting on animals, environmental and social impacts of science, and problems of communication between scientists and non-scientists.

DISCLAIMER: By entering the competition, each entrant agrees to abide by the competition rules. The views expressed in the cartoons below are solely those of the scientist-artists. The Morgridge Institute for Research does not endorse any cartoon or its contents.

Voting has closed.

For permission to copy or use a cartoon, please email ethics@morgridge.org or call 608-316-4400.

© 2021 Amanda Loke
© 2021 Melanie Callaghan
© 2021 Anjani Chakrala
© 2021 Chutikarn Chitboonthavisuk
© 2021 Dana Johnson
© 2021 Daniel Garcia Cabanillas
© 2021 Helen Tosteson
© 2021 Liz Haynes
© 2021 Logan Keding
© 2021 Mikaela Seemann
© 2021 Natalie Schudrowitz
© 2021 Reid Parks
© 2021 Ross Soens
© 2021 Sarah Copeland
© 2021 Sydney Hoel
© 2021 William Mayner